United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Territories called for providing the Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons with protecting due to repeated Israeli military attacks and constant violations against them.Maxwell Gaylard stated that Palestinian detainees, especially detained women and children, need urgent protection.
Gaylard stated Monday that International Law and human rights principles must be applied regardless of the reasons behind their detention.
He also stated that preventing the families of the detainees from visiting them contradicts the international law, adding that isolating the detainees from their families breaks up family ties.
Gaylard said that there are 200 children below the age of 18, and 37 who women still imprisoned by Israel. He stated that all detained minors must be granted special protection.